Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr. Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
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Armenian version:


His Holiness Aram I received the Board of Trustees of Haigazian University
in the Veharan on June 29. The delegation included all the members of the
board from Lebanon and the United States.

The president of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches of the
Middle East, Rev. Meguerditch Karageozian, the president of Haigazian
University, Dr. Paul Haidostian, the president of the Evangelical
Association of America, as well as other officials from the Unites States
accompanied the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Haidostian introduced the guests to His Holiness and talked about the
50th anniversary of Haigazian University.

His Holiness Aram I welcomed the guests and highlighted his long-standing
good relations and cooperation with both Haigazian University and the
Theological College of Near East, first as a student and then as a lecturer.

His Holiness warmly greeted his former professors among the attendants and
emphasized the long-standing cooperation between the Catholicosate of
Cilicia and the Armenian Evangelical community, particularly in the national
and educational spheres.

Speaking about the 50th anniversary of Haigazian University, His Holiness
praised the services of the university not only for the Armenian community
of Lebanon, but also for Lebanon in general.

"The Armenians of Lebanon should be proud because of Haigazian, because
Haigazian is the tangible expression of our commitment to Lebanon and
inter-confessional coexistence, as well as our commitment to culture and
education," said His Holiness.

His Holiness then answered a few questions by the guests about Lebanon's
situation, issues related to the ecumenical movement and his upcoming
official visit to the United States.


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The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the history and
the mission of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress